It is imperative that you begin your preparedness activities well in advance of the Hurricane to ensure that you can complete all desired activities with time to evacuate prior to the arrival of high winds.
You should plan for the worst, but hope for the best.
Make a hurricane kit for your family that will include batteries, radios, flashlights, non-perishable foods, water, toiletry articles, medicines, first aid kit, tape, and rolls of plastic. Have the kit ready and available. Have enough items to be self sufficient for three days.